Congratulations to Annandale Chemistry Professor, Reva Savkar, 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence Winner

CETL-tree-smallThe Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning joins the college community in celebrating the teaching of Reva Savkar!  Congratulations,  Reva on the 2013 Chancellor’s award for Teaching Excellence!

From Dr. Templin’s email announcement:

This week the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) selected NOVA’s own Reva Savkar as the winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).  Reva  is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Annandale Campus and is a leader in the field of distance learning through NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute.  She began teaching at NOVA in 1974 as an adjunct faculty and has been a member of the full-time faculty for 24 years.  For the past 17 years she has led the well-known science seminar series at the Annandale Campus.  The CATE award is made annually to one teaching faculty member in the VCCS who distinctly represents the teaching excellence found at Virginia’s community colleges. The honor includes a $5,000 cash prize and a ceremonial stole that is worn with traditional graduation regalia.  She will be presented the award at the annual meeting of the State Board for Community Colleges in Richmond next month and will be recognized by NOVA’s College Board at an upcoming meeting.  Callan Bentley, assistant professor of Geology at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus received the 2012 CATE award.  It looks like NOVA is creating yet another tradition around teaching excellence! 


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